Over the last 15 years Core Studios, has been one of the busiest recording studios on the gold coast. With an ongoing plan of providing bands with a comfortable and professional yet affordable environment, core continues to stay fresh and busy by keeping the studio up to date with equipment and by working with bands and artists from pop, rock, blues and hip hop to the heavier side of hardcore and metal genres. Check out the Artists page to see who has been in the studio.

CORE continues to grow and has expanded its services to include:

Studio – Core is one of the most highly regarded recording studios on the gold coast and has produced and provided countless bands with professional products to compete on an international level.
Records – Calling on his countless years of recording and touring experience, Carpenter has introduced Core Records: Full label representation offering production packages, media, distribution, merchandise and more.


The studio has a perfect blend of analogue and digital components to provide ‘the best of both worlds’.

Audient ASP4816 Analogue Recording Console

The main input channels feature Audient’s renowned Class A preamp and 4 band EQ. The console features 40 faders,16 bus routing, 6 auxes, 2 dedicated cue sends, 4 stereo returns, stereo bus compressor and a comprehensive monitor section.

In-line architecture – twin inputs on each channel
40 faders
48 inputs at mix
16 Audient Class-A mic pres
16 channels of EQ
16 record buses
6 auxes, 2 cue sends
Stereo bus compressor
Comprehensive monitor section

Rupert Neve Portico II Channel

Fully- featured mic preamplifier, 4-band EQ, compressor-limiter, “texture”control and level metering, Variable Silk / Silk+ Texture control, a fully tunable “de-esser”, multiple VCA filtering and detection options, a transient-optimized swept HPF and parallel compression blending.


The ultimate all-in-one preamp/effects processor. It contains a incredible virtual inventory of hundreds of vintage and modern guitar amps, speaker cabinets, guitar stompbox and studio effects, and more.

Antelope Orion32

32-channel A/D & D/A converter and audio master clock, supporting both MADI and USB interfaces, clocked by Antelope’s renowned 64-bit Acoustically Focused Clocking (AFC) technology.

27″ Imac I7

Dedicated protools workstation with countless world class plugs ins.


  • 2 x Telefunken M60 FET
  • ! x Telefunken M80-SHB
  • 2 x Telefunken M81-SH
  • 1 x Telefunken M82
  • 2 x AKG C414 XLS
  • 1 x Audix D6
  • 1 x Shure SM7B
  • 1 x Sennheiser 421

And a collection of Audio-technica, CAD and Electro voice Dynamic and Condenser mics.


  • Lenahan ML1s
  • Sennheiser HD280 pro
  • Audio technica ATH M50